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A Seminar on Engaging Ethnic Minority Businesses

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service in partnership with CFOA Northwest Protection Task Group and the Asian Fire Service Association hosting a seminar on engaging with minority ethnic business owners.  The seminar is on the 17th September 2015 at Aintree Racecourse – Merseyside.


In the afternoon there will be a series of workshops for which we need your help.  If you have some good practices of work and engaging with minority ethnic businesses and would like to share those in the workshops can you please let me know.


The themes of the workshops are


  1. Understanding the nature of Black & Minority Ethnic Businesses and their attitude and approach to fire safety risks
  2. How to break down language barriers and build better relationships with Black & Minority Ethnic businesses.
  3. How to support Business Safety Legislation
  4. Learning lessons from other sectors

please contact :  afsafrs@yahoo.co.uk for further details

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Charity Walk – London Bridges

Manjit and Pavinder have organised the annual  Charity London Bridge walk to take place on Saturday 22nd August 2015 more details to follow.


All those who are interested please contact either Manjit or Pav asap so they can get an idea of numbers. Parvinder’s email address below:



The team will depart for Delhi in late September 2015. Pav will be keeping a diary and picture log of events and training, this will be posted on the London Fire Brigade Website and Hotwire page as well as Pavs and AFSA Facebook page.








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Charity Fundraising


AFSA is a support association for Fire and Rescue Service staff, both operational and non operational staff as well as keeping close valuable ties with retired members of the Association.

Every year we Challenge ourselves in the month of September to raise money for our chosen Charities, these can range from organising a charity dinner, auction and Raffle, fashion shows..

We have made an AFSA pledge at our events to include Charity fundraising where possible – i.e. evening Charity Galas at the AGM &National Conference

Over the last decade we have supported various charities some of our main Charities include:

  • Mc Millan nurses
  • Water wells  (AFSA chosen Charity)
  • Punjab project ( Pakistan)
  • Include me too
  • Fire fighter’s charity
  • Local charities chosen by the host Brigades

What we have achieved:

2012 – £10,000

2012 – £6,000 for Water Wells Appeal, Walking With The Wounded, Sue Rider and Firefighters Charity.

  • – £10,000 for Local, National and International Charities.
  • – £6,000 for the Firefighters Charity

2014 – £12, 000 in partnership with other charity groups and organisations.

*All our charity work is in partnership with other members and organisations